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Covid19 Virus: Dorset Action

The unprecedented actions taken by central government to control and contain the covid19 virus have left many people floundering for further information. There is also a considerable number of people who would like to lend a hand in defeating the virus. We are all very concerned for our more vulnerable residents and I am sure many would like to help out in whatever way they can. But until now little coordinated information has been available.

self-isolation posterNow Dorset Council has set up a webpage specifically aimed at combating the Covid19 virus on THIS LINK. This webpage gives guidance on a number of areas that have been impacted by the virus. The page also provides useful information of services that have had to change due to the virus.

There is also a link to a useful poster warning those approaching your house that you are self isolating. (like the image on the left in this post) If you would like to print off a copy for yourself then a direct link to it is HERE.

But the whole Dorset Council webpage contains much useful information and is highly recommended.

Volunteer to Fight the Covid19 Virus

Towards the bottom of the page there is a link to Dorset Volunteering Centre where those interested in helping their communities can sign up.

Have a look. A direct link is HERE:

Hopefully there will be a number of community groups set up in Ferndown to see us through this dreadful virus. If you have already set one up (Good for you!) then there is also a link to register your group. The idea is that the groups and individual volunteers will get some coordination and resources from a central source which feels like a good idea. The community group sign-up link is the second one on this page.

Remember to stay safe and follow the governments guidelines. We will keep you informed of any new information we come across.

Proposed Rambles in Ferndown: Route 2

Unfortunately due to the Corona virus problem it is inadvisable for group activities to take place. So with regret the Ferndown rambles will be put on hold. When we get the all-clear then they will recommence.  We will leave the routes and ramble descriptions here so you know there is something to look forward to!

Here’s the second proposed route for the Ferndown rambles which we hope to start in the next few months. If you missed the first in this series it is on this link.

We are lucky to have a number of members who, having lived here all their lives know all the highways and byways in the surrounding area. They can show us areas that many simply do not know exist!

We intend that routes will start and end at the Angel Inn. (so there’s a chance for a social drink afterwards and maybe before as well!) The routes will be on as far as possible level ground. The quality of the terrain will be weather dependent but they should be OK for just abut everyone with a good pair of shoes or walking boots.

Ferndown Rambles: Route Two.

Ferndown walks route 2
The proposed route for the second Ferndown Ramble.

Route two will take us from the Angel Inn up through Pompeys lane . Then there is a long stretch that goes close to Stapehill Lodge and up to near the A31 roundabout at Canford Bottom.

The route then takes us back along the B3073 to the Hampreston turn-off. It is then down through the lanes near Hanpreston School and Hampreston manor farm to the Longham Lakes. From there it the route meanders back up to the Angel Inn through Longham and Pompeys Lane

The proposal is that an informal group should arrange a date (probably in mid/late April) for this walk.

Everyone is welcome.

Please note: These Ferndown rambles are arranged as an informal gathering of friends (including you!). You join in at your own risk. There is no cost, no commitment, no guarantees and no liability. It is entirely up to you whether you tag along or not on that basis.

If you are interested in exploring Route 2 with us email the SFRA at:

Set the subject of your email to “Informal Walk Two”. Let us know who you are and we will get back to you with the date(s) for this ramble and others nearer the time.